Author: Kevin Halloran

Persevering in Prayer Through Stressful Times

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t shake your anxiety? No matter what you do, you can’t get your mind off of what is bothering you. You try to pray, but the only words that come out are short, anxiety-soaked cries for help. Right after those short prayers you go right back to worrying. I’ve been there. Truth be told, this article was birthed from an anxiety-ridden prayer session. That prayer session reminded me of a very important truth: Prayer is not worrying on your knees.  If our anxiety level remains the same after we...

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15 Questions for Following Christ on Social Media

Social media is everywhere today. We can’t watch anything on TV without being reminded of the option to tweet about what we are watching.  Now with smartphones we can use social media in the car, in the bathroom, at a meeting, and even—gasp!– at church. While there are many advantages to social media, we should ask the question: Is it good for us? More importantly, how can we obey the Great Commandment to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength while using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+? 1. Are you seeking to glorify God through...

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Of Serial Killers, Hiding Sins, and the Glorious Hope of Forgiveness in Christ

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochecmical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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10 Truths to Prepare Your Heart for Your Future Persecution

In 2 Timothy 3:12, Paul writes to Timothy with a promise that most Christians don’t want. It’s a promise that you’ll never hear a prosperity preacher name-and-claim. It’s a promise that isn’t posted on Instagram often with happy emoticons praising God. But it’s a promise that is for each one of us: “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” With recent events of twenty-one Coptic Christians being beheaded for their faith in Egypt, persecution is on the mind of many more Christians–and for good reason. Secularism and Islam are both on the rise...

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